Art Promotes Healthy Child Development (And Here’s How To Do It)


Art Promotes Healthy Child Development (And Here’s How To Do It)


“Every child is an artist until he’s told he’s not an artist.” John Lennon

Every time I read this quote, as a parent of a young child, it is powerful truth that I accept wholeheartedly.

Yet, as a child myself, I never believed I was an artist.

I thought that some people were creative and others weren’t.

But, over the last couple of years, I’ve found a passion for writing and it has reawakened a creative part of my soul that was hibernating for the longest time. Having spent most of my life immersed in science, I now find myself captivated by the life-giving importance of the arts.

Because the truth is that we are all creative; the only difference is whether or not we choose to use our creativity. Brene Brown suggests that unused creativity isn’t benign. When we deny ourselves a creative outlet, it has the potential to metastasize and transform into emotions like grief, rage and judgment.

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Kathleen Notes: Creativity is a wonderful method of self expression and knowledge.

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